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Old December 26th, 2019, 20:29   #1
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Ever since i bought my touareg 4 years ago ive been dreaming of lifting it and making it look amazing and more capable.

Well my dream came true and now begins the full build...so far the lift is on, new aftermarket 17 inch rims are on the way and i plan to squeeze a 33x12.5 r17 on it. Also some spacers to give it a nicer stance.

After that it will be a winch hidden inside the front bumper, and a custom roof basket with full spare and led light bars.

Anyway this is where it stands currently with the 30.5 inch bfg k02s and a 2.5 inch lift.











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Old December 27th, 2019, 15:19   #2
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Looks great! What did you use for the lift?
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Old December 27th, 2019, 15:31   #3
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Looks great! What did you use for the lift?
nothing really on the market, hence why i waiting 4 years looking....a guy in Australia makes it, its a spring spacer his name is alex gee....he has built them for the older touaregs for a while and just released these version, i found him on instagram
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Old January 1st, 2020, 23:27   #4
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No real update just been out enjoying it...rims are still coming in the mail and havent decided on tires just yet.

I plan to outfit this with winch, roof rack, led light bars, roof tent..and a bunch of gear as i plan to do a cross country trip and tackle some trails and put it to the test








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Old January 6th, 2020, 19:40   #5
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Don't know if T'regs have tried Hell's Revenge, but 4Runners do it, so it's possible. Looks fun.
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Old January 6th, 2020, 21:08   #6
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Don't know if T'regs have tried Hell's Revenge, but 4Runners do it, so it's possible. Looks fun.
TFL on youtube had 2006 v8 touareg on 32 inch bfg ko2s they did fins and things and hells revenge...it had air suspension as well but it did it pretty well...theres videos on youtube. I want to try some of those trails when i get down there
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TFL on youtube had 2006 v8 touareg on 32 inch bfg ko2s they did fins and things and hells revenge...it had air suspension as well but it did it pretty well...theres videos on youtube. I want to try some of those trails when i get down there
Not only air suspension, but the gen 1 Touaregs also got a low gear transfer case (additional 2.7:1 reduction compared to the normal "Auto diff" mode). Theirs is also equipped with the somewhat rare optional locking rear differential. Though I will say that the ABS/ESP/EDL programming in off road mode is still highly effective so that in most conditions eliminates the need for the locker anyway, but still, at the end of the day the locker in theory still has a mechanical advantage the ESP/EDL can't provide.

The first gen Touareg with air and rear locker is an off road sleeper for sure. Though I will say with the air suspension at full extension is very stiff and has very little articulation. It's a slow, not very comfortable crawl if you genuinely need that extra height.
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Old January 9th, 2020, 13:36   #8
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Very cool, I look forward to seeing your progress as there isn't much info on Treg overland builds. I just picked up a post-fix 2009 TDI Touareg to do a mild overland build on, for family camping. I'm pretty much just planning KO2s, roof tent, recovery gear, and skid plates.
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Old January 10th, 2020, 17:39   #9
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Not only air suspension, but the gen 1 Touaregs also got a low gear transfer case (additional 2.7:1 reduction compared to the normal "Auto diff" mode). Theirs is also equipped with the somewhat rare optional locking rear differential. Though I will say that the ABS/ESP/EDL programming in off road mode is still highly effective so that in most conditions eliminates the need for the locker anyway, but still, at the end of the day the locker in theory still has a mechanical advantage the ESP/EDL can't provide.
The first gen Touareg with air and rear locker is an off road sleeper for sure. Though I will say with the air suspension at full extension is very stiff and has very little articulation. It's a slow, not very comfortable crawl if you genuinely need that extra height.
Yes without a doubt the t1 and t2 are way better off road, we will see how this does little ive done it handles well off road, i have ground clearance now and with the diesel and the 8 spd first is super low...not low range low but im going to put it to work....im thinking about being the first documented touareg to attempt hells gate

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Very cool, I look forward to seeing your progress as there isn't much info on Treg overland builds. I just picked up a post-fix 2009 TDI Touareg to do a mild overland build on, for family camping. I'm pretty much just planning KO2s, roof tent, recovery gear, and skid plates.
Thanks and i will keep this up to date
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Balls bridge, Auburn, On. used to fish off that center piling as a kid.
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Balls bridge, Auburn, On. used to fish off that center piling as a kid.
Sure is lol
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put on some wore 32s for now...and rims came





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test fit went okay...they fit, but its SUPER close to the caliper, i suggest a spacer of any size, i knew i was going to run some anyway so 15mm fronts and 20mms rear have been ordered....heres pics i threw 15mms of washers behind just to see the offset outlook















So close lol..but doesnt actually touch



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more just messing around



























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I love it!! I would totally do this if i had a Touareg. Unless you'd never use it a rack, and maybe bull bar or something similar would look neat as well.
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